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Vibrant & Whimsical Candy Shoppe Birthday Party

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I love the vibrant, energetic vibe that Ashely of Cupcake Express whipped up for daughter’s whimsical Candy Shoppe Birthday Party… you can almost feel the sugar rush just looking at it! ;) Make sure to check out the unicorn lollipop vases filled with colorful tissue paper – such a clever and affordable way to “bookend” the dessert table.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Daisy cut mason jars embellished with polka dot ribbon
  • Adorable birthday girl shirt & matching fabric flower headbands
  • Cupcakes topped with fondant smarties and gumdrops
  • Colorful gumball tube party favors that coordinate perfectly with the trim on the cake!

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Darling Vintage Schoolhouse Birthday Party

Who knew school could be such a blast, right?! ;)  Leslie gets at A+ for this adorable School House Inspired Birthday Party that she dreamed up for her daughter Kate, who happens to be super excited about starting preschool soon! Playfully dubbed “Ms. Kate’s Class”, this sweet party is full of clever ideas for any creative back to school or teacher-oriented celebration. I’m seeing lots of great ideas for teacher appreciation gifts too!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY ruler wreath (LOVE!) + chalkboard easel welcome sign
  • Fabric embellished apples, brown bag lunches & cute lunch notes from Kate!
  • Yellow school bus & pencil sugar cookies
  • A clever backpack-making activity followed by “shopping for school supplies”
  • A pinwheel topped cake with flashcard “instructions”

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“Just BEE-Cause” Backyard Bumble Bee Tea Party

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“Just BEE-cause”  it’s fun to have a party, Mariah of Giggles Galore made this ADORABLE Backyard Bumble Bee Tea Party for some summertime fun! This party would also be great for a birthday party or a sweet-as-honey baby shower, don’t you think?! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cute beehive cake buzzing with fondant bees!
  • Kids tablescape with dainty tea cups and beehive favor boxes
  • Homemade Peanut Butter & Honey playdough
  • Yellow flower lollipops displayed in a bed of grass
  • Ribbon & bow embellished honey jars, tea cups, drink bottles & more!

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“Barbie Baroque Style” Paper Dollhouse Birthday Party

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HWTM Contributor Maureen Anders, of Anders Ruff, here to share an incredibly creative, “out of the box” Paper Dollhouse Birthday Party by Erin Borges of Erin Borges Event Design!

This “Dahlhouse” celebration was for Erin’s daughter, Dahlia, and it was brought to life by transforming a bare Town Hall into a real, life-size dollhouse using only paper materials! She used laser cut cardboard and paper materials for everything from the chairs and tables to the kitchen cupboards and {crepe paper} curtains. Inside and out, this space was completely altered to look like a life sized doll house for the party guests to enjoy!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Baroque style laser cut cardboard chair backs, chandelier, table, sofa & cake stands
  • Dollhouse exterior embellished with cardboard & paper (The pink “shingles” were made from pizza circles!)
  • Paper pillows & flowers accenting the “living room”
  • Bright yellow and pink crepe paper “curtains”
  • “Barbie box” cookie favor containers

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Budget Friendly Wedding Ideas: Bouquets + Boutonnieres

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Hi there! It’s Amber here from Amber Lay Events, and for this week’s wedding DIY, I’m so excited to share some of my favorite Budget Friendly Wedding Bouquet + Boutonnier ideas with you! I love it when couples push the envelope with the colors, materials, and/or textures that they pick for their weddings. These bouquet and boutonniere pairings are unexpected, yet beautiful, and will hopefully spark some fun floral inspiration for your own wedding – or another upcoming event! (more…)

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Modern “Year of the Rabbit” Inspired First Birthday

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Rita designed & coordinated this wonderfully creative and modern “Year of the Rabbit” Inspired First Birthday. The darling rabbit themed stationery details from Minna Designs really helped tie all the different elements of this whimsical celebration together. And speaking of stationery… don’t miss the fabulous invitations that were sent out in the form of balloons! Recipients inflated the balloons to discover all the party details… what a fun, playful touch! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Seating cards displayed in a bed of grass + table numbers hanging from red balloons
  • Bright red ribbon “table runners” + adorable “bunny” napkins
  • Bunny shaped cake pops + strawberries decorated to look like carrots
  • AMAZING balloon art creations + a fun kiddie craft table
  • A peek at the Doljabi ceremony (with adorable custom felt objects made by Kip’s mom!)

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Elegant Baby Shower Brunch {+ Suspended Parasols!}

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If you’re looking for classic, elegant baby shower ideas, Jacky from Velvet Events has you covered with this gorgeous Blue Baby Shower Brunch. And all of these ideas would translate beautifully to any color palette! I just LOVE the “shower” of pretty parasols hanging from the ceiling… how do you think she got them to hang up there?!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Giant monogram “B” made from blue roses
  • Onesie decorating activity with fabrics and paints
  • A visit from a local food truck with red velvet chocolate chip pancakes & more
  • My favorite details (as mentioned above) – the upside down hanging parasols!

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Modern “Into the Woods” Nature Inspired Party

modern nature inspired party with pine cone almonds

When Jill’s daughter requested a Hunger Games Party for her 10th birthday, she was determined to create something that both played up the woodsy/nature vibe of “District 12” and that was also appropriate for a 10 year old and her guests. SO, she dreamed up this fabulous “Into the Woods” Nature Inspired Party, focusing on the forest as inspiration. From modern animal silhouettes and crafty signs to a super creative woodland inspired buffet, I’m seriously loving everything about this modern-meets-rustic party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Birch slice bunting, wood grain platters & painted woodland animals
  • Contemporary stag and antler backdrop on a cool wood grain fabric
  • Almond “Pine Cones”, tomato “Toadstools”, “Field Greens” and other fun food!
  • Fun activities like bird watching, pine cone crafting, and swimming in the “pond”
  • Wood grain cupcake wrappers, Owl pops, Grizzly Bear cookies & more tasty treats!

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5 Tips For Throwing a Cool Teen Party (+ Electric Guitar & Amp GIVEAWAY from PBteen)

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Winner update: 8/16/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenters #25 – CAROLYN HORTEN Congrats!

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{HWTM contributor Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design.} One question I get the asked all the time is: “My teen wants a party… What do I do? Help me please!” As a mom of a 16 year old, I know that planning a teen event is hard.  Let’s just say – you must AMP UP the cool factor!

I teamed up with PBteen to show you how to take items from your teen’s room and use them in your party design to throw a fabulous teen party. {Be sure to go to the end of the post for details on a cool PBteen GIVEAWAY!} When I begin to design a teen party for my clients, I always ask to see the teen’s room. You can get an idea of what style they like, what colors they love and what things they’re into to get you started on the party’s look and feel. I’ll walk you through a music theme that is one of my most popular themes & give you 5 tips for creating the look….

TIP #1: MUSIC IS KEY!

Here I designed the entire party around music by pulling in several instruments and using them in unexpected ways. Make sure your teen creates a playlist of all of their favorite songs ahead of time and have them playing during the party. (You can also have the playlist burned on cds to give away as party favors.)

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Playful & Chic “Humpty Dumpty” Inspired Party

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Party inspiration can come from anywhere, and Stefanie of The Petite Soiree found it in a classic nursery rhyme this time! Her stylish take on a Humpty Dumpty Inspired Party is filled with great ideas for a charming – and wonderfully nostalgic! – baby shower or first birthday celebration.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • AMAZING paper mache humpty dumpty (sitting on a real brick wall!)
  • Embellished bubble tin & crayon box party favors
  • Fabulous yarn pom garland and coordinating party hat toppers
  • Silver eggs, sweet cupcakes, fluffy marshmallows & more simple treats!

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Gender Reveal Party Ideas {“Pink vs. Blue” Picks}

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Gender reveal parties are a trend that I’m seeing more of lately – both in regards to party submissions we receive and other mentions ’round the web. I’ve yet to actually attend one myself, but I’ve definitely seen lots of “reveal moment” photos online, and it’s always fun to see the looks of excitement and pure joy on the faces of the parents-to-be.

Tara from Stroller Traffic asked me to contribute some Gender Reveal Party picks this week, so I designed this inspiration board to match a cute invitation design from Tiny Prints. Click here for full details on everything pictured above. (more…)

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{Lovely & Sweet} Rustic Pink Baby Shower

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I just love reading about celebrations like this… where there’s so much love – and friendship – apparent in the details (as described below)! Sarah of Sarah Kathleen Photography sent in these beautiful images of her cousin Kelsey’s gorgeous Rustic Pink Baby Shower, which she photographed and collaborated on with Kelsey’s close friend, Danea of Danae Grace Events.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • DIY burlap and satin ribbon table runner
  • Bellini bar complete with mason jars, pink drinks & fresh berries!
  • A playful-prop-filled photo booth with a fabulous streamer backdrop
  • Sneak peek at Kelsey’s lovely maternity photo session!

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Darling “Pancakes and Pajamas” Birthday Party

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Sugar cookie “short stacks”, edible “bunny slippers”, happy shades of bright pink & orange… this colorful Pancakes and Pajamas Party from Frog Prince Paperie is so cute & clever you won’t be able to stop smiling! Styled with a “hotel room service inspired” vibe for a young girl’s birthday, I’m pretty sure my grown up friends would love a party like this too… especially since it calls for such cozy attire! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Edible “Bunny slippers” made from coconut-rolled brownies
  • Yummy menu of fruit salad, cereals “push pops”, & real pancakes of course!
  • Sugar cookie “short stacks”, topped with a pat of “butter”
  • Contemporary arrangements of bright pink carnations
  • Monogrammed pink party shirts + PJ bottoms

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{Americana Style} Nautical Low Country Boil Party

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Alison of The English Pea Studio hosted a wonderfully modern, Americana style Low Country Boil Party earlier this year, and it’s absolutely bubbling over with creative details. While nautical designs & colors naturally lend themselves to patriotic celebrations (like this one, held on Memorial Day), crab feasts really are a fun way to ring in any warm summer day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– A traditional old country boil style menu, seasoned with Old Bay Creole
– Fondant sugar cookie toppers featuring anchor, crab & ships helm motifs
– “Let’s Get Crackin’ Summer 2012” favor bags with Creole seasoning
– Gorgeous lattice crust cherry pie with adorable striped flag/crab bunting

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{Party of 5} Barnyard Party, Money Dessert Table, Strawberry Shortcake, Olympic Party & Fireman Birthday

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Here we go with the latest round of Party of 5 picks from the incredible submissions that come our way! This week you’ll find the following creative themes:

– {Farm Animal} Barnyard Party
– Money & Gold Dessert Table {for a financial planner birthday girl!}
– Strawberry Shortcake Inspired First Birthday
– Little Athlete Olympic Party
– Fireman Birthday Party

1. Barnyard Party (pictured above) by thesmallfry

2. Money, Money, Money Dessert Table by Events by Nat

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DIY Tutorial: Easy & Whimsical Paper Flowers

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If you caught my Pier 1 event recap posted yesterday, you probably noticed that we used TONS of paper flowers throughout the decor – especially this lovely whimsical version! We did an in-person demo of these flowers at the event, and I’m excited to share the tutorial with you today too – because I think you’re going to love how easy it is to whip them out!

easy and whimsical paper flowers tutorial

I found the instructions for this style of flower by Jeffery Rudell right here, and it’s definitely helpful to check out the visual diagram in he created. I changed things up slightly by swapping out the floral tape “pistils” he created with decorative rhinestone and bead centers instead.

And for the sake of time, I also omitted the floral tape suggested for the underside of the flower (which helps to keep the flowers in place at the top of the stem) and just used a tiny dab of hot glue to help secure them. You can certainly do it either way – I just had to bust out a bunch of these at once, so time was of the essence! ;) (more…)

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Up, Up, & Away… It’s an Airplane Birthday!

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Kelly & Meaghan, the creative duo behind Sweet Pea Events, planned a super cute & stylish Airplane Birthday Party for Kelly’s son! Dubbed “Up, Up, and Away – It’s Carson’s Third Birthday”, they held the celebration at held in a flight museum where guests could get up-close-and-personal with the inspiration behind the theme.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Paper airplane invitations (how fun!)
  • Stylish orange & teal cake with an ombre design and sparkly “3” candle
  • Cotton ball “clouds” + painted wooden airplanes as centerpieces
  • A clever sketched airplane drawing with pictures of the birthday boy in each “window” of the plan
  • A “Baggage Claim” Favor Station with suitcases made out of spraypainted cereal boxes!

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Fantastic “Master Builder” LEGO Birthday Party

master builder lego birthday party table setting

Are you ready to learn how to build a super fun LEGO party? Well Giggledust Parties is here with the inside scoop! Jamie dreamed up a fantastic Master Builder LEGO Birthday Party for her son’s 7th birthday. This is SUCH a great theme idea that opens the door to lots of creative activities for those energetic boys. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful tablescape with huge lego heads & creative “construction style” drink containers
– 4 activity stations for “Master Builder Training”
– Construction hats + blue award medals for “training completion”
– Super cute LEGO snack containers filled with grapes & cubed cheese

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Pier 1 Imports: Grand Opening {Event Recap + Creative Highlights}

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A gorgeous new Pier 1 Imports store opened a few weeks ago and I was thrilled to participate in the Grand Opening Event by demonstrating some creative and outside-the-box ways to entertain with Pier 1 products! Amber and Alyssa came with me, and we had a great time chatting with guests about entertaining ideas and teaching them how to make different types of DIY paper flowers. Another fun piece of “grand opening” news: Pier 1 JUST launched a brand new website complete with ONLINE shopping!

ENTERTAINING OUTSIDE THE BOX

From rustic coffee mugs used as dessert pedestals to a colorful tube wine rack reinvented as a table centerpiece, I’m excited to share a recap of the event’s entertaining tips & highlights with you today! The best thing about all of these tips is that they can be utilized with ANY sort of theme or occasion you have in mind.

KEY TIPS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

– DIY Paper Flowers (4 different styles)
– Theme & Color Palette Inspiration
– DIY Cake & Dessert Stands made from dishes, bottles, and candle holders
– Repurposing & Reinventing (necklaces as mini garlands, napkin rings as bottle accents, etc)

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DIY PAPER FLOWERS

We showcased a few different types of paper flowers, but the easiest variation (pictured above) was probably my favorite style, due to both the “quick & easy” factor AND the fun whimsical vibe they gave when attached to floral wire! I displayed some individually in mini glass bottles used as “bud vases”, and combined a whole bunch of them with fresh flowers for the table centerpiece:

a whimsical and vintage brunch tablescape with a modern twist

*Note: A tutorial on the whimsical paper flowers will be posted separately.

VINTAGE BOTTLE DESSERT STAND

I also used a trio of the mini glass bottles ($14/set of 4) to create the playful dessert stand below. Despite what you may be thinking, this was actually very sturdy! The bottles are secured to the plates using 3D craft glue dots.

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Anthropologie Inspired Tea Party Photo Shoot + Tips for A DIY Family Photo Session

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Jen Hrycyk from Jen CYK Photography is known for beautiful emotion-capturing photos, and today we have a special treat for you! Jen is here to share great tips for a family photo session + images from an Anthropologie Style Tea Party Photo Shoot. Take it away, Jen!

“I have a hunch that a lot of you lovely readers out there have had a professional photo session. You’re reading this amazing blog, so we know you have impeccable taste. And this happens to be a visually beautiful place, so we know you care about fantastic pictures. So with summer here, gorgeous sunsets, and and lots of bright colors in style, odds are you may be thinking about a family photo shoot of your own.

Here is a fantastic example of an Anthropologie inspired photo shoot. The amazing thing about it, is that everything from this shoot was collected from the family’s home.

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{Vintage Style} “All You Need is LOVE” Bridal Shower

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Alice of KaLice Events threw her business partner, Katie, a beautiful, vintage-style SURPRISE bridal shower with “Anthropologie inspired” flair! Playing on the “All You Need is LOVE” theme, Alice combined personalized touches and the bride-to-be’s favorite color with lots of lace, sweet treats, and delicate paper details.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Fabric streamer backdrop featuring five different fabrics & lace
  • Marvelous, homemade mini cupcakes tower + other pretty sweets
  • Hand-made yarn daisy garland, tissue poms & bunting cake topper
  • Wrapped soap favors displayed in a bird cage
  • White lace umbrella guestbook + “wishes for the bride & groom” with paper wrapped pencils

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{Easy Breezy} Classic American Party with Bacardi

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I was recently sent a party pack filled with some fun entertaining goodies and asked to describe how I’d use them to throw a “Classic American Party” featuring the new Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light, which is available in Mojito and Pina Colada flavors. The party pack had a kind of a rustic-American vibe to it, filled with items like “mug” style mason jar glasses, a red & white gingham check table runner, royal blue place mats, wood+ceramic salad servers, iron tea light holders, and a super cool rattan 3-part server (pictured below).

KEEPING IT SIMPLE & STRESS-FREE

Since the whole point of pour-and-serve Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light is to be stress-free and easy, I chose to focus on a simple and stress-free approach to the “Classic American Party” theme as well. In addition to a quick centerpiece idea, I’m going to share a super easy (and healthy!) Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint recipe with you today, which pairs perfectly with the Mojito flavor of Bacardi Classic Cocktails Light. Here’s a peek at how the Mojitos look served over ice in the mason jar mugs:

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GIVEAWAY: Happy Wish Company {Party Supplies}

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Winner update: 8/16/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenters #77 – GRICEL CHAVEZ Congrats, have fun planning your baby shower!

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Who doesn’t love a shopping spree to anywhere!? Well, for my fellow party lovers, this one should be especially enticing, because it’s a generous $150 SHOPPING SPREE {+ free shipping} from the Happy Wish Company – a fantastic party supply shop that’s absolutely filled to the brim with super cute & stylish party goodies… everything from baker’s twine and giant balloons to stripey straws and party basics! And while they specialize in kids birthday parties, you can find tons of cute items that would work beautifully for themed baby & bridal showers too.

“Happy parties, happy smiles, happy hearts.”

That’s the inspiration behind the Happy Wish Company, where you can search by item type or by party theme, which I absolutely love! And all of the themes are so fun – from Pizzeria and Pretty Baking to Supergirl, Superboy, Vintage Cowboy, and much more! Scroll down for more pics + giveaway details…

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NEW BOOK: Candy Making For Kids {+ Giveaway!}

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Winner update: 10/5/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenters #125 – NATALA, #14 – JOANNA, #20 – CINDY, #101 – ROBIN, #17 – ABBY, #43 – SHANNYN, #55 – SHAYNE, #102 – JULIA, #23 – NIKI & #93 – CRISTY. Congrats!

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I know that many of you are familiar with the lovely Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie – but what you may not already know is that her SECOND book launched today! {Congrats, Courtney!}

ABOUT THE BOOK

Following in the footsteps of her first book – Push-Up Pops – the brand spankin’ new Candy Making for Kids is packed with beautiful imagery and adorable sweets. This time, however, the treats are tailored just for the little ones, which means fun and easy ideas with no candy thermometer required! Check the entire book out right here. We’re excited to help Courtney kick off her “Blog Book Tour” today at HWTM with some sneak peeks of the book + a (pun intended) SWEET giveaway with TEN winners! ;) Scroll down for more pics + giveaway details.

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Ricki Maynard’s “Glam Camping” Birthday Party

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HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here! I’m thrilled to share one of our recent exciting projects for The Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard!  Emily’s daughter, Ricki, celebrated her 7th birthday “Glamping Style“.  {Glam + Camping = Glamping.} We were there to style her very own “Glamp Out” in shades of pink, purple, lime with plenty of ruffles, poms, pennants and of course your favorite camping (turned glam) favorites.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Marshmallow Pop Flowers {Easy DIY!}
  • 3 tier chevron cake with whimsical flowers  + a wood texture
  • Individual S’mores Kits & reusable water bottles
  • Custom made “Glam” Tent and Pillows with pendant flag bunting details

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GOONIES Themed Birthday Party {Movie-Inspired}

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Last year, Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats dreamed up an adorable Vintage Tractor-Inspired Birthday Party for her son, and this year she did an equally incredible job with the GOONIES Themed Party he requested. What a fun theme… little Dane’s got good taste already! ;) We’re loving all the classic movie quotes and details Audrey worked into this birthday party, including lots of pirate themed elements to create the look. For any other fans of The Goonies looking to bring the movie to life in party form, this is some of the best inspiration you’ll find!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Sloth cake pops with “Hey you guys!” tags
  • pirate treasure + hide out
  • A visit from Sloth himself, carrying Baby Ruth bars!
  • Rocky Road treats, skull cake pops & (chocolate) gold coins
  • Stamped quarter charms inspired by the Lost Garden Wishing Well

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Vintage Vespa Scooter Inspired Birthday Party

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Kim (of Etsy shop On Purpose) used one of my favorite color palettes – orange, lime green & aqua – for her son’s adorable, retro-mod Vintage Vespa Scooter Party. This is one of those parties where I just LOVE every little detail – especially the DIY cake stands & homemade prints with their nostalgic flair! Also smitten with the cool rolled book page wreath embellished with a mini fabric bunting. I’m actually not sure if the wreath is part of the party decor or Kim’s everyday decor, but either way it’s awesome! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Bunting on the dessert table (using the fabric inspiration!)
  • Crayon rolls + CD’s as “Favors for the Road”
  • Homemade fabric welcome sign & an adorable matching birthday boy outfit!
  • A super cute scooter cake and bento box style lunches

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Splish, Splash! {Creative Pool Party First Birthday}

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Pool parties are so fun for summer, especially when there are slides, squirt guns & beach balls in the mix! Since Tabitha‘s son is already smitten with swimming the ripe old age of 12 months ;) – she appropriately threw him a super creative Pool Party First Birthday! Judging from the look of these pics, I’m pretty sure the party guests were quite happy with her choice of theme as well! And if you have older kids, this party has some great pool party ideas too.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • “Crush your Thirst” (Orange Crush) Sodas topped with silly straws and mini donuts
  • Tons of splashing, slides & water!
  • “H20 Yeah” Snow Cones
  • Painted buckets with beach & pool accessories as party favors

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Watercolor Summer Popsicle Party {Giving Back: The HOPEFULL Company}

summer popsicle party with watercolor details

Abigail of Paper & Cake always comes up with clever & unique party ideas, and with the weather heating up right now – we’re especially loving her newest reason to celebrate: a Summer Popsicle Party! She partnered with The HOPEFULL Company which provides products and recipes for nutritious popsicles for those (mainly children) who are undergoing chemotherapy, or just have trouble eating due to medical issues. She created a “summer yum” popsicle stand with touches of watercolor to give it that extra summery feel!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cool flavors like “Beet of My Heart” & “Raspberry Robot”
  • Homemade watercolor paper lanterns
  • Recipe cards so guests can make them at home!

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{Party of 5} Reptile Party, Lemonade Stand, Enchanted, Tiffany Bridal Shower & Birthday Brunch

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Here we go with the latest round of Friday Party of 5 picks from our HWTM.com members! Just click on a party title or collage to check out the full album & details from the following creative events:

– Creepy Crawly Reptile Party
– Lemonade Stand Party
– Enchanted Birthday
– Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bridal Shower
– Sugar & Spice Birthday Brunch

1. Creepy Crawly Reptile Party (pictured above) by The Sweet Society

2. Lemonade Stand Party by Giggles Galore

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